The volume of recyclable electronics is staggering.  Each year, America produces nearly 50 million tons of electronic waste and discards 30 million computers.  Current estimates show that over 6.7 billion pounds of discarded electronics go un-recycled in the United States annually.

To meet the electronics recycling needs of our community and provide sustainable jobs for the individuals we serve, VTC Enterprises has joined CyclePoint™ (from SourceAmerica®), a national electronics recycling network dedicated to employing people with significant disabilities.  CyclePoint™ ensures protection for your personal and business electronic data by maintaining a secure chain-of-custody of your material and by providing documentation of destruction and end-of-life environmental management.

Through our CyclePoint™ collaboration, VTC is establishing an electronics recycling and repair service for commercial and residential customers.  Appropriate items include but are not limited to:  computers, computer mice, keyboards, monitors, copiers, fax machines, scanners, servers, TVs, microwave ovens, communication equipment and cell phones.  Recyclable donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at our main facility at 2445 ‘A’ Street in Santa Maria or during regular business hours at one of our thrift stores located at 529 S. Blosser Road in Santa Maria and 608 W. Ocean Avenue in Lompoc.  Free pick-up of donations can be arranged by calling (805) 928-5000 x181.  Computer related repairs are available for a fee at our ‘A’ Street location.

VTC has also registered with the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) and is receiving certification from R2/RIOS™.  The R2/RIOS™ certification is solely for electronics recyclers and demonstrates to customers that their electronic equipment is being recycled with the highest standards for environmental protection, worker health and safety, data privacy, and facility security.  By taking these steps, VTC is providing you with a secure, convenient and responsible means to recycle all of your electronics.  For more information, contact Jeremiah Jurgenson at (805) 928-5000 x244, jeremiah.jurgenson@vtc-sm.org.